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WGI International Registry of

Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Fortunate Goddess’


2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical                         3) Day or night bloomer: Daybloomer

4) Originator: Kuo Chang Wei                       5) Year of origin: 2009

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy



7) Nominant (Named by): Kuo Chang Wei

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Kuo Chang Wei

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Kuo Chang Wei

12) Address (if different from above):


13) Phone:  14) Fax:  15) Email:  Removed to protect privacy


16) As far as you know, has this name been published in a dated publication together with a description?


17) If yes to 16, give details of the earliest publication (title, date, publisher, etc.):


18) Has this cultivar been granted Patent or Plant Breeders' Rights, or is it being sold under a trade designation other than the name used here? No


19) If yes to any of the above, please give details:


20) Has a Standard been deposited in a recognized herbarium? No


21) If yes, please give details (where, when deposited, etc.):




Parentage: Seed (maternal) parent: Unnamed hybrid


Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘Green Smoke’


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup, stellate

Diameter:  14-16 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Light green

            Sepal color, interior: Yellowish

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Bright yellow

Petal number: 29-32

            Stamen: Filament: Deep golden yellow

                     Anther color: Dark yellow

                     Tip color: Light yellow

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Bronze green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Very pleasant

Height above water: 24 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

            Margin: Dentate

            Length x width:  30 x 28 cm.

              Sinus: Open

              Lobes: Pointed         

            Color, top: Green

            Color, underside: Faint purplish or blue tinge

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Apple green

              Petiole pubescent? No

              Viviparous? No

              Spread of plant (diameter): 150-190 cm.


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?

N. 'Yellow Dazzler' and N. 'St. Louis', but ‘Fortunate Goddess’ has more petals and the center is different.


Unusual characteristics or comments: ‘Fortunate Goddess’ is a generous bloomer in cold weather and the stamens are unique in yellow tropical waterlilies.






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